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2005 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir Estate Russian River Valley
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About Dehlinger Winery

Founded in 1973 by Tom Dehlinger, a UC Davis graduate, Dehlinger Winery has a rep for quality not quantity. Production here has topped out at about 7,000 cases per vintage, a figure that has risen steadily since the initial 14 acres were planted in 1975.

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2005 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir Estate Russian River Valley

Producer: Dehlinger Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($50) Bright red. Assertively perfumed, spicy nose features bright raspberry and cherry scents accented by orange peel and incense. Soft and sappy, offering energetic red berry flavors, silky texture and impressive mineral lift. Becomes more tangy on the finish, which delivers solid flavor punch with no loose ends or excess fat. The vibrancy of the fruit here is striking.

91+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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